Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Iko Iko

Check out my paintings at Iko Iko 
531 N. Fairfax Ave. 90046

Friday, October 21, 2011

New works on paper

A few recent works on paper. They are each 10"x9".

Native American Basketry at the Autry

A  spontaneous visit to the Autry to see the Art of Native American Basketry exhibition. I love the use of pattern and the positive/negative reversals. They have 100's of baskets representing all regions of N. America from the collection of the Southwestern Museum which used to be in Highland Park. The images are dim because they keep the light level low to protect from fading.

 This basket was used during a ceremony to "hold" prayers. It was made by a woman, but once it is put into ritual use it can only be touched by men, a rule that holds true for museum staff as well.

 This is from the Arctic and is made from leather. An interesting solution to the problem of when you really want a basket, but you don't have any plant materials. 

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Maria Walker at Favorite Goods

We went to the inaugural opening of Favorite Goods
 in Chinatown last night where I fell in love with Maria Walker's work. 
I was literally lying awake trying to remember the details of her paintings in the show.
Here is a sample of her work from the last few years. 

Calendar, 1-65, 20.5 x 17.75 x 2.5″
Acrylic, unprimed canvas, wood

Untitled, 62 x 41″
Acrylic on unprimed canvas over handmade wood support

Know You Hello You, 24 x 20"

Untitled, 71.5 x 49.75″

You can see more of Walker's work on her blog
The show at Favorite Goods also featured interesting work from 
Mattias Merkel-Hess and Ryan Kitson. 
Great inaugural show!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

new in the studio

Here's a couple of large paintings I just finished.

Currently Untitled, 66"x60" acrylic on canvas. 
The areas that look white are actually raw canvas.
The photo below is a detail shot.

This one is also currently Untitled, 66"x60" acrylic on canvas.  
Detail shot below.

This is a small piece in progress. It's 19"x18" and has 3 interlocking patterns.
Where the blue and the red overlap it makes a nice dark brownish color.

Monday, October 3, 2011

friends and inspirations

Mari Eastman, Untitled, 2011 
Oil, flashe, pen, glitter, thumb-tack, tie-dyed cut canvas on canvas
23 x 20 inches

Mari Eastman is a friend who turned me on to an artist I was not familiar with: Sheila Hicks
 Thanks Mari!

These are some installation shots of her recent exhibition
At the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania